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Tribute to CYO

Bishop John Barres appreciates the invaluable contribution that CYO teams, coaches, priests, Catholic schools and parish staffs, parents and players make to vibrant parish life and dramatic missionary growth of the Catholic Church on Long Island.  He is now calling for a “full court press” of everyone involved in the CYO dimension of the Church’s mission to model for all of Long Island a radical fidelity to the Sunday Mass by the entire CYO community.  He encourages CYO teams to go to Mass together periodically in their team uniforms as a powerful witness of faith and commitment to the entire young Catholic community of Long Island.  

All CYO coaches, parents and players  click here to read his tribute.

 

 

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The CYO of Nassau & Suffolk born on September 1, 1993, continues this tradition by providing quality athletic programming while encouraging over 24,000 young people throughout Long Island, regardless of race, creed, or national origin, to see the talent and potential within them, and to develop these to their fullest ability.

With 95 parishes in Nassau & Suffolk Counties presently participating in various sports programs, the growth of the CYO of Nassau & Suffolk has expanded from 14, 516 children in 1991 to a new high of approximately 24,000 in 2010.. From St. Aloysius in Great Neck in the west, to Our Lady of the Isle on Shelter Island on the East End, CYO offers children from ages 6-18 sports programs which include Baseball, Basketball, Cheerleading, Soccer, Swimming, Track, and Volleyball.

CYO and its members work together to promote good sportsmanship and fair play. Sportsmanship is the backbone of CYO. We affirm that the heart of CYO and the key to its success is found in the many volunteers who freely give of their time, energy, resources, and expertise. CYO continues to strongly maintain a commitment to Catholic values and excellence in sportsmanship

For the children of Long Island, CYO has been a standard for learning and experiencing team sports and recreation. The Athletic programs should be viewed as part of the faith building efforts of the participating members. These programs can be effective tools that will invite, welcome, and involve any person into the life of the faith community. The inter-relationship of CYO Athletics with family life, parish life, and school life is essential....